The Maison Française of Columbia University

5 French, Museums/Cultural, Conferences/Lectures

March 10, 2013

Skill Level  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Founded in 1913, the Maison Française has had several homes, but now resides in Buell Hall on Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus.

It is a center for all things French: lectures, conferences, movies, seminars, salons, exhibits, a book club, and more.

I went to a great event there in 2011. The topic was “Why French Matters.” And it was free!

The event addressed these questions: “Does French still matter? If so, why?” An international panel of impressive speakers reflected on the status of French and foreign-language studies generally in the United States, as well as the larger implications of that status.

The presentations and discussion were excellent, and afterwards was a wine and cheese gathering attended by many interesting and language-obsessed people.

A Lovely Home for French
A Lovely Home for French

The Maison Française of Columbia University
Buell Hall, 2nd Floor
Broadway Boulevard at West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027



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